General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Parks and Trails

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The County is actively developing this trail within the old Michigan/California Railroad right-of-way. The old railroad ran from Placerville east through Smith Flat and up to Camino. The first 2 miles of this trail corridor through Placerville has been developed by the city and is used by many residents and visitors. The county constructed a trailhead in Smith Flat and a bridge over Highway 50 that allows trail users access to another 4 miles of trail to Halcon Road in Camino Heights.  The trail is proposed to continue with the new Camino interchange which trail will connect to the National Pony Express Trail Route and the proposed Sacramento-Placerville Rail Trail, which ultimately links the communities of South Lake Tahoe and the Sacramento Valley region. Western El Dorado County offers many bike opportunities for visitors and locals.  
Please call the Parks and Trails office at (530) 621-5360 or send an email to check rental availability.

Trail Rental Information

El Dorado Trail Maps

  • Click here for a map with restrooms, trailheads, and labeled destinations.
  • Click here to get more information on El Dorado County bike routes.